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The Healing Benefits of Acupuncture

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China over 5,000 year ago. It utilizes very slender needles placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain and decrease inflammation. The ancient science of acupuncture is a proven and painless method of healing, that in-depth medical research has shown truly works. It works to balance the energy of your entire body. Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from Acupuncture over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern.”

The benefits of Acupuncture are many. Acupuncture increases circulation, reduces inflammation and stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Acupuncture also influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.

The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions.

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For example:

  • Arthritis
  • Back, neck, knee and shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Gastro-intestinal issues

Other non-pain related conditions seen by an acupuncturist include:

  • Stress
  • Fertility issues
  • Dry eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss and appetite suppression

Acupuncture is also been used to stop smoking, lose weight, lower blood pressure, relive constipation, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, allergies, asthma and alleviate skin disorders.
How can it treat all these ailments? It works by 'unblocking' and balancing your energy 'circuits'. Beneficial side-effects include sleeping better, more energy, deeper breathing and many other bonuses.

In general, acupuncture is relatively painless. Most people compare the sensation to less than a mosquito bite.

Acupuncture combined with chiropractic and/or massage therapy may help expedite the time for recovery as they work together synergistically. Patients with severe or chronic conditions are urged to return for a booster treatment 4 times a year.